Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand) State in the month of Nov’2000. Also known as the ‘Adobe of Drona’, Dehradun has always been an important center for Garhwal rulers which was captured by the British.
The headquarters of many National Institutes and Organizations like ONGC, Survey Of India, Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Petroleum etc. are located in the city.
Dehradun is a popular tourist destination enroute Mussourie and is flocked by the tourists in summers. It has several places of interest including the Rajaji National Park, several notable Hindu temples and Gucchupani (or the criminals cave).
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Tapkeshawar Temple :
The Tapkeshwar temple is in the Garhi Cantonment zone around 6.5 kms from the Dehradun city.
Tapkeshwar is a radiant place along a regular waterway in the thick woods valley where an extensive number of Lord Shiva Devotees throng amid the Shivratri. The water or dampness gathers from the slopes and trees and streams down as drops onto the shivling, thus the name (Tapkeshwar). Thousands and a great many individuals group to this spot to see the uncommon wedding function of Shiva and Parvati.
Situated at a distance of 14 km from the Dehradun is Sahastradhara, a colorful outing spot and a famous vacation destination of Dehradun. With its strict importance being 'Thousand Fold Spring', Sahastradhara is a lovely sulfur spring, having a fall of pretty nearly 9 meters and leaves an incrustation of lime on every thing it touches. Particles along these lines gathering over the course of the hundreds of years have framed an anticipating edge, and a kind of cavern, from the top of which falls an unending shower. There is additionally a sulfur spring in which guests frequently wash up. Its water is said to cure skin diseases and have other restorative properties.
Laxman Sidh Temple :
A Popular temple, Laxman Siddh is around 12 kilometres from Dehradun on Haridwar-Rishikesh road, Uttarakhand, India. The temple is easily accessible and visited by uncountable devotees especially on Sundays from all over the world. It is also the cremation site of Saint Swami Laxman Siddh and to pay the homage to the saint, multiple devotees gather at the holy Samadhi (penance) here.
Malsi Deer Park :
Malsi Deer Park is situated at around 10 km from the city on way to Mussoorie. Malsi Deer Park is home to the two horned deer, Neelgai and an assortment of birds. This is a zoological park that lies at the foothills of the Shivalik range. It also has a kids park and is a good family destination.
Located 7 Km from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the acclaimed Chandrabani Temple(Gautam Kund). As per the mythological conventions, this spot was occupied by Maharishi Gautam, his wife and girl Anjani who are generally revered by the individuals. It is accepted that the girl of paradise Ganga had showed herself on this spot which is currently prominently known as the Gautam Kund. Devotees take a dip in this sacred kund in large numbers.
Sai Darbar :
The Sai Darbar Temple is a standout amongst the most beautiful and well known temples in Dehradun. Situated on Rajpur Road, 8 kilometers from the Clock Tower, found far from the rushing about of Dehradun. Devoted to Shirdi Sai Baba, the temple is regularly visited by numerous aficionados crosswise over diverse beliefs. The Sai Darbar Temple is built out of marble and the icon of Sai Baba is set amidst the temple. There is a huge lobby in the temple where requests to God are held each night.
Tibetan Temple :
Buddha Temple is a Tibetan monestary, also called as Mindrolling Monastery and was build in 1965 by his eminence the Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the promotion and protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism. Built in Japanese architecture style, Buddha Temple complex atmosphere provides a mental peace equal to Buddhist monk. Buddha temple complex was created as one of the four schools of Tibetan religion. This temple complex is known as 'Nyigma' while other schools known as Sakya, Kagyu and Geluk respectively.
Robber’s Cave :
Guchhupani or Robbers Cave is known for unusual cold springs which goes underground at some of the places inside the caves. One can enter the cold water with folding pants and witness small and large waterfall. Experiencing beautiful natural rift or caves with legs in freezing water is amazing and romantic as well. Youngsters and tourists rushed to Robbers Cave mostly in summers to get relief from scorching Sun. Guchchu Pani is now developing as a best place to visit in Dehradun.
Named by the British, Robbers Cave is well known locally as 'Gucchhu Pani'. It was believed that Robbers used to take hide in Guchhupani after robbery, so British names it as Robbers Cave.
Lachhiwala is a popular picnic spot located on the Haridwar – Rishikesh road, 22 kms from Dehradun.Encircled between Sal trees, Lachhiwala is a fun loving destination for visitors of all age groups. There are man made water pools in which visitors can enjoy bathing whilst also appreciating the great nature views. This is also a popular trekking place and is usually crowded over weekends.
Santala Devi Temple :
Santala Devi Temple is situated at a distance of around 15 km from Dehradun. Explorers can reach the temple by bus till Jaitunwala, and from that point, it is a 2 km drive to Punjabiwala. From Punjabiwala, explorers need to trek around 2 km to achieve the temple. According to historical proof , when Santala Devi and her sibling understood that they would not have the capacity to battle the Mughals, they discarded their weapons and began to implore. All of a sudden, a light gleamed on them two, and they transformed into stone symbols. Temple is thronged by devotees on Saturdays, as it is accepted that nowadays stamp the change of Santala Devi into a stone statue.
Tapovan,a hallowed spot, is situated at a distance of around 5 km from the city of Dehradun. It is a picturesque place on the banks of the consecrated Ganges. This spot is known for its prevalent view that Guru Dronacharya had experienced his retribution here. Master Dronacharya was the Guru of the Kauravas and the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. This conviction prompts the interest among the sightseers and the religious individuals.
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort :
For the Water sports lovers Dehradun Valley is a quite loved name. Its well known water game resort, Asan Barrage is 43 Km far from the primary city.A number of water games like water skiing, kayaking, sculling, paddling, paddling, and so on one can appreciate here. For winged creature watchers amid winter it turns into a most loved destination.
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